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    posted a message on TNT Cannon Science -- Revived!
    Good to see that this thread is not dead yet!
    Here are my 2 cents about the cannons as of late.

    From what I remember, same-plane cannons used slow-sand to operate, and I believe it was the slow-sand that caused the spontaneous TNT cannon detonation. I tried to use slow sand in my MRCC cannon but it resulted in a critical failure every time.

    Zirums, your cannons are becoming frighteningly efficient. Any clan with a schematic of them will be quite deadly!

    My current research path, how to improve the TNT shot itself.
    So far I have developed two types of TNT "shells"
    A "Shell" is a group of Missile TNT traveling in about the same path that produces unique damage results.
    (In time I will post videos)
    1. the Shredder shell - 12 TNT detonating in the same spot over a total of 12 ticks. (You might want to research this, but if 2 TNT are flying in mid-air in the same exact spot with different fuse times, the first explosion will set the speed of the second shot to 0 so the second explosion, if given time, will explode directly underneath the first)
    2. The Cluster shell - 2 shredder shells exploding next to each other cause a random dispersion of explosions, causing massive volume damage.
    3. the Carpet shell(to be developed) - a shell for maximum ground area damage.

    The goal of this research is to cram as many Missile TNT in 1-3 spots to improve the Missile:Fuel ratio of cannons, while causing maximum damge.
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    posted a message on Guinness book of Minecraft Records
    Quote from nalfz

    Didn't see this post until now. Gonna add these because they're awesome. Do you know of any threads or pictures for/of these cannons?


    The arrow cannon and decimator I found on youtube. The compressor I found on these forums somewhere.... look up the author.
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    posted a message on Guinness book of Minecraft Records
    I have to accept defeat for now. My MRCC cannon has been bested by EragonEST777
    He recorded 2850 meters....
    (Now time for me to beat him!)
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    posted a message on What is Your Greatest Minecraft Accomplishment
    Creating a massive TNT cannon that fires 1729 meters. Look up MRCC cannon for video proof.
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    posted a message on Guinness book of Minecraft Records
    I am a little obsessed with TNT cannons, but here are some world record categories I am suggesting.

    Greatest number of arrows fired at once: 2176 arrows by DaveRune
    Most Missile TNT fired at once: 1200 by humanvegetable's Decimator
    Most TNT in one square: 48 by OSX2000
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    posted a message on Guinness book of Minecraft Records
    Quote from Pracle

    That post need to be pinned to the wall!!! Sorry for my bad english!

    I agree!
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    posted a message on Greatest accomplishment?
    My MRCC LongShot Cannon that reached 1729 Meters!
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    posted a message on TNT Cannon World Records
    Edit: Sorry, double post
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    posted a message on TNT Cannon World Records
    Quote from bpx95

    As we speak, I'm uploading a video of the Sheepkiller, the 5 block murder machine. I'm going for the smallest cannon one. Took me hours to design it.

    EDIT: It's up:


    EDIT2: I might re-upload because the quality came out atrocious.

    EDIT3: Yeah, I'm re-uploading it.

    Thanks for your submission! You have won smallest area and smallest cubiod volume! You are now on the recordbooks!
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    posted a message on TNT Cannon World Records
    I have updated the list with independent research.
    I am still looking for submissions!
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    posted a message on Guinness book of Minecraft Records
    Hello Everybody! I have completed a super-long range cannon
    Specs:
    75 Compression TNT
    147 Fuel TNT
    1 Missile TNT
    223 total TNT
    3 Rails
    Same-Plane Launcher
    I got a new Record of 1729 Meters horizontal launch distance.
    Video Proof!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Itanthias?feature=mhee#p/a/u/1/d4Jsl86NbqA
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    posted a message on TNT Cannon World Records
    TNT Cannon World Records

    This thread is dedicated to the accumulation of TNT cannon data. The TNT science thread is perfect for solving problems, showing off cannons, and progressing the science of cannons! However, it is very difficult to know what the top-of-the-line cannons really are. This thread will fix that. Now Cannoners in PVP servers will know the right cannon for the job.

    Beneath these lines, there will be the categories and the cannons that hold the records. I filled some of them with independent research, but there are many open categories!

    Feel free to request more categories or submit a cannon for a World Record!

    To submit a Cannon for a record some information is needed
    Required:
    Name of the creator of the cannon:
    Name of the cannon:
    Proof of world record: (video is preferable, but pictures will work)
    The cannon MUST FIRE
    There can be no modded blocks or TNT, of course Too Many Items and Worledit is accpetable
    Optional:
    TNT cannon specs which includes
    Number of missile TNT
    Number of Fuel TNT
    Number of Compression TNT
    Total Number of TNT consumed per shot
    Number of Rail/Engines
    Number of Clips/rounds
    Launch method (full block, Half block, same-plane, other)
    Any other Noteworthy attribute.

    Now for the World Record List!

    Performance Records:

    TNT Missile Cannon:

    Greatest Range: 1729 meters by Itanthias's MRCC LongShot.
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    Greatest Reliability (number of shots before self-destruction): OPEN

    Greatest Number of Shots per second (the rounds must all be fired from about the same block):
    10 second interval(for a burst fire weapon): OPEN

    Shortest Reload Time (for a reloadable weapon): OPEN

    Shots per second of a infinity cannon: OPEN

    Greatest Precision (ability to hit the same spot over and over, measured in number of shots that land on the same square in a row): OPEN

    Greatest Range Per Fuel TNT: 11.76 meters per TNT by Itanthias's MRCC LongShot.
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    Arrow Cannon:

    Greatest Range: OPEN

    Greatest Number of Shots per second: OPEN
    10 second interval(for a burst fire weapon): OPEN

    Shortest Reload time (for a reloadable weapon): OPEN

    Greatest Area covered with arrows: OPEN

    Greatest Number of Arrows Fired: 2176 arrows by DaveRune
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    Person Cannon:

    Greatest Vertical Height Reached: bruceatsr44's launcher propelled him to 6,200 metres, but there no proof as of yet (correct me)

    Greatest Horizontal Distance: OPEN

    Design Records:

    Most Missile TNT fired: 1200 by humanvegetable's Decimator
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    Most Fuel TNT used: 800 by humanvegetable's Decimator
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    Most Number of Clips/rounds (piston operated cannons): OPEN

    Smallest Area TNT Missile Cannon: 5 blocks by bpx95's SheepKiller
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    Smallest Cubiod Volume TNT Missile Cannon: 12 blocks by bpx95's SheepKiller
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    Most Accuracy (how many range settings can your cannon achieve): OPEN

    Most Compressed TNT in one square: 48 by OSX2000
    --http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/537519-is-there-any-use-for-a-tnt-compressor/--

    Most area that is able to be struck:

    And this is how the Record Books Stand!
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    posted a message on TNT Cannon Science -- Revived!
    Hello Everybody! I have a new cannon. I call it a Multi-stage Railgun Compression Cannon (MRCC)
    With water unable to compress TNT I sought out new methods of compression. I discovered the "Railgun" which used TNT to compress TNT but it was never maximized. I was able to maximize compression and used it in a massive cannon. I believe I broke a distance record, 1729 Meters!

    Here is the Video! Got to 2:45 for test firing and 7:45 for the start of range calculations.
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    posted a message on TNT cannon testing
    TESTING IS COMPLETE. See top post for video! Range is 1729 Meters!
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    posted a message on TNT cannon testing
    Quote from OSX2000

    Just for shits and giggles, I did a quick conversion of my TNT compressor into a horizontal-firing cannon just now, after reading this. The projectile flew so fast, and so far, that I don't have a clue where it ended up. I'll do some more testing of this...hoping to break some records here... :tongue.gif:

    Got any pics of your cannon? I'm curious what you've created that'll throw TNT 1583 blocks away. I'd love to see it.


    Nice, I am also using a compression system to fire my cannon, however it is a horizontal compressor. (I need to implement a vertical compressor, I've reached 1583 meters WITHOUT optimizing my cannon or pushing it to the absolute limit.) I'll get pics when I get the time, don't worry.

    Also, as weatherdog said, my shells might be exploding in midair, leaving no crater. As of yet I have found no crater, only holes in my ballistic walls. Anyone have an efficient way of intercepting mid air TNT or detecting where a TNT blows up?
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